Oh, what a year. It is so heartwarming to reflect on the events of 2012
Here are some of the highlights through my lense
We commenced the year relaxing in Grand Cayman
I met southern gent in Denver early in the year...and felt a bit melancholy
In February we buried a little Saint, and crossed our fingers
our house sold swiftly...and March 30 we moved into the home of our dreams
My mom, lil' bro & I participated in a flashmob.
It was exhilarating and embarrassing...at the exact same time
In May we threw a party for mom's 60th!
frolicked at the beach with friends...
and spent a lovely evening in Pinehurst.
We had some very special new additions to the world this year:
Our nephew Asher and little Camillia
In July we celebrated our 2nd anniversary!! Love is so delicious.
We rejoiced with a stint of indoor skydiving
August was full of fundraising fun
a couple more beach trips
made it to Ohio twice to see some fam
my birthday month was spent in Chicago and Charlotte
friends...cities...roller coasters. simply my favorite.
Only a few concerts this year
elton john//crosby stills & nash//alan jackson//jimmy buffett
and a brand new office space, made-over
Speaking of makeovers...my bro and sis-in-law won the $10,000 kitchen makeover!
gal pals kept me sane in 22.214.171.124.
October was a birthday surprise for my man, helicopter style
and we dressed up for Halloween!
In October and November, grandparents were a focus
We lost southern gents grandmother, Esther
She was a classy woman. I am lucky to have known her.
In November I spent five days in Florida
watching Papa fight for his life
He was restored to good health and moved to Raleigh with Gram
We are thrilled to have them close
December was the kidney transplant
a miracle of modern medicine
the ultimate bond
A very Merry Christmas
Life is incredible. Love is profound.
I have so many thoughts from 2012 and even more entering 2013.
Last year was joyful, painful, confusing and empowering...all at once.
I found acceptance in some areas. And still search for meaning in others.
I am a good friend. I want to be a great friend.
I want to define and focus more on my inner circle of friends.
I am a good therapist. I want to be a great therapist.
I want to continue with the success of business, taking more risks.
I want to be less rigid and more flexible.
I want to learn more and maybe even teach.
I want to drink more water and possibly start juicing.
I want to write more, being honest and authentic.
I want to grow every day.
Thank you for reading my blog
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